Little Smith LS-02

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Created: 2014-01-08 13:29:17
Modified: 2014-02-12 09:51:10

Active: No
Country:Canada
Site:Mackenzie River
GTN-P:CA 86
TC-Code:LS-02
Responsible Countries: Canada,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -05:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Deciduous Forest
Responsible Person:Sharon Smith
MAGT  (C) : -0.1
MAGT Depth (m) : 11.4
MAGT Date/ Period : Aug 2007-08

MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report value for most recent year or 12 month interval -0.1°C

Depth of zero annual amplitude (or depth of measurement reported above) 11.4 m

Year or 12 month interval for mean reported above August 2008-09

 

AIR TEMPERATURE AND SNOW COVER THICKNESS/DENSITY MEASUREMENTS AT THE BOREHOLE SITE (indicate frequency of observations):

Air temperature: Yes [ ] No [X]    Snow thickness: Yes [ ] No[X]   Density: Yes [ ] No[X]

 

NAME AND LOCATION OF CLOSEST CLIMATE STATION (latitude, longitude, and distance from borehole, km) – provide (if available) mean monthly air temperature and snow depth of reporting interval for mean annual ground temperature Norman Wells: 65°16.8’N, 126°48’W

Monthly average air temperatures and snow depths for Jan - Dec 2009

Month             Temp (°C)      Total Snow (cm)

Jan                  -28.7                21.2

Feb                  -23.5                15.8

Mar                 -23.3                12.6

Apr                  -4.3                  10.6

May                 5.7                   6.8

Jun                  14.1                 T

Jul                   16.3                 T

Aug                 14.2                 0

Sept                8.2                   5.0

Oct                  -3.0                  22.4

Nov                 -17.9                13.2

Dec                 -20.7                36.0

MAAT             -5.2

Depth:20 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Deepest Sensor:19.4 m
Drilling Method:Rubber track-mounted M5T drill rig
Date Drilled:01. Feb 2007
Type:Helicopter in summer, winter road
Distance From Road:20 m
Slope:1 °
Aspect:59.4 °
Permafrost Thickness:>15 m
Permafrost Zone:Discontinuous
Vegetation:Tamarack, birch, poplar, and pine forest transition to spruce
Landform:Glaciofluvial outwash plain
Lithology:Top 20 cm – Organics 20-40 cm - gravel Below 40 cm – mostly clay, some silt between 9 and 11 m. Frozen below 11 m
Morphology:Plain
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Longitude:-124.732468 °
Latitude:64.427751 °
Elevation:142 m
EPSG:4326
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